Bol Bol Bio: Career, Education, Net Worth, NBA & Parents

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The future of the NBA looks promising because many young talented players are ready to replace current NBA stars with new skills and abilities. One of them is Bol Bol, a Sudanese American professional basketball player currently playing for the Orlando Magic in the NBA.

Bol has almost achieved everything, from playing for small teams and making it to the most significant league NBA. Miami Heat drafted him in round two, 44th overall of 2019. 

A son of Manute Bol (the tallest NBA player in history), the power forward played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. 

Orlando Magic Power Forward Bol Bol
Orlando Magic Power Forward Bol (Source: Denver Stiffs)

The NBA player averaged 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in the 2022 season. NBA star LeBron James called him an “alien” and “generational talent.”

Today, we will learn more about this talented player, Bol Bol, and his career. Likewise, we will also mention details regarding his childhood, age, height, family, education, net worth, and many more.

So let’s get started with his quick facts. 

Bol Bol | Quick Facts

Full Name Bol Manute Bol
Birth Date November 16, 1999
Age 24 Years Old
Birth Place Khartum, Sudan
Nick Name Bol
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Sundanese
Education Blue Valley Northwest, Bishop Miege, Mater Dei, Findlay Prep, University of Oregon
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Late (Manute Bol)
Mother’s Name Ajok Deng
Siblings Ten siblings;
Madut Bol (brother)
Chris Bol (brother)
Abuk Bol (sister)
Ayak Bol (sister)
Height 7’2″/2.18 m/218 cm
Weight 91 kg/200 lb
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement 41-35-34 Inches
Build Athletic
Relationship Status Mingle
Girlfriend Mulan Hernandez
Children N/A
Profession Basketball Player
Net Worth $1 Million 
Salary $2.2 Million
Affiliations NBA
Active Since 2019-Present 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update March 2024

Bol Bol | Early Life, & Parents

Bol Manute Bol, professionally Bol Bol, was born on November 16, 1999, in Khartoum, Sudan, to parents Manute Bol and Ajok Deng. He was named after his late great-grandfather and Dinka chief Bol Chol Bol.

His father, Manute, was a professional basketball player and political activist and was considered among the best shot-blockers in the sport’s history.

Likewise, he was also the only NBA player to retire with more career blocked shots than points scored. 

A young Bol Bol
A Young Bol Bol (Source: Twitter)

Moving on, Manute was accused of being a spy and was barred by the Sudanese government from fleeing to the US after a missile from the American army struck the country’s north in 1998. 

He and his family traveled to Cairo, Egypt, in 2001, where they got grounded for many months due to visa problems, although they already had tickets to the States. 

Later that same year, when Bol was two years old, his family flew to Connecticut on the American East Coast as designated political refugees.

But, despite his father’s status, Bol’s initial years were not the easiest, leading to an incident that changed the course of his life.


He started playing basketball at four upon encouragement from his father, although he was initially interested in playing football.

When asked about his childhood memory, Bol said, ” I remember basketball; at first, it wasn’t my thing. I was crazy about football, and my dad forced me to play basketball a bit. He came to see me one day and said, “I know how you feel because even when I was your age, I wanted to kick a ball. But my family, given my size, quickly dissuaded me.” He was right!”

After that, he eventually began training with his father in the gym. And at age seven, he moved to Olathe, Kansas, a city with a large South Sudanese population, to begin his career.

Bol Bol Wearing Denver Nuggets Jersey
Young Player Bol Wearing Denver Nuggets Jersey (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, in his seventh grade, Bol got featured in a highlight video at an Indianapolis basketball camp, which caught a lot of attention, including CBS Sports and The Washington Post. 

He said, “I truly fell in love with basketball. When I was in the seventh grade, after my first basketball mixtape went viral, it was for the first time the world same me playing. I just got a lot of positive feedback. It made me like basketball even more.”

Similarly, when Bol was in the eighth grade, he got his first NCAA Division I offer from New Mexico State.

Other than that, he is American by nationality and Sudanese by ethnicity. 

Bol Bol | Age And Height 

The professional NBA basketball player was born on November 16, 1999, which makes him 24 years old as of 2024.

Not to mention, his birthday falls under the star sign of Scorpio. And from what we know, the people of this sign are known to be passionate, loyal, and talented.

Bol Bol is 21 years old.
The Tallest Player In The NBA Stands At The Height Of 7’2″ (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, the NBA’s tallest player stands at a towering height of 2.18 m and has an athletic build with a body weight of 200 lbs.

As for his body measurements, his chest measures 41 inches (104 cm), his biceps measure 35 inches (88 cm), and his waist measures 34 inches (86 cm). Besides that, Bol Bol has short black hair and a pair of black eyes.

Bol Bol | High School & College Career

As for Bol’s education, he attended Blue Valley Northwest High School. He played freshman basketball for the junior varsity team. 

But later, as Bol did not live in his school district, he transferred to Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kansas, and continued his freshman season.

While there, the NBA player made his debut for the Bishop junior varsity team on December 11, 2014, and displayed his shot-blocking and shooting ability.

Bol Bol during his high school
Bol Bol During His High School (Source: Twitter)

In May, he participated in the Under-15 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team KC Run GMC at the Jayhawk Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri, and scored 15 points in one game. 

By then, the basketball player had started receiving interest from several NCAA Division I programs, including Kansas and Oklahoma.

Likewise, in his sophomore season, Bol got ranked as one of the top players in the class of 2018 by recruiting service 247Sports.

He transferred from Bishop Miege to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, for his junior year in November 2016.

After completing his junior season, in 2017, Bol transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, and finished his senior season earning All-USA Boys Basketball Second-Team honors from USA Today High School Sports.

Similarly, he was also selected for the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game but could not play due to his injury.

Due to Bol’s successful high school season and outstanding playing skills, he received many offers from Arizona, USC, Oregon, Kentucky, and UCLA, to play college basketball.

University Career 

Bol chose Oregon State University and started his basketball career there. After joining as a freshman in the 2018–19 season, he entered the season being one of the best prospects for the 2019 NBA Draft. 

During one of his games against San Diego, Bol injured his left foot, ending his season.

So, he only decided to go for the NBA Draft after his freshman season.

Bol Bol | NBA Career

The Miami Heat drafted Bol Bol 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Initially, he was the top 5-10 pick but got slid in the draft until the second round.

Later, Bol was traded to the Denver Nuggets as he would take a long time to play at the NBA level and had just recovered from his foot surgery. 

Playing for Denver Nuggets
The Sudanese-American Professional Basketball Playing For The Denver Nuggets (Source: Sportskeeda)

But again, the Nuggets sent him to the Windy City Bulls. There he got a chance to improvise himself and found a rhythm. Sadly, COVID-19 hit, and the Nuggets didn’t play from March 11 until July 1. 

On September 6, Bol signed a two-way contract with the Nuggets and split time with the Windy City Bulls.

Moreover, he made his first double-double in the NBA G League on November 20 against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Bol made his NBA debut in the 2020 NBA Bubble on August 1, 2020, recording 5 points and four rebounds in under 11 minutes of play in a 125-105 loss to the Miami Heat. 


He signed with the Detroit Pistons on January 10, 2022, but the signing wasn’t completed as he failed his physical fitness exam.

Later, he was traded to Boston Celtics on January 19, 2022. 

Bol signed to Orlando Magic alongside a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations. 

The NBA player recorded a career-high 26 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks in a 126-109 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Bol Bol | Achievements And Stats

Although Bol Bol isn’t mostly seen as a solid player or arguably vital, he portrays his positional skills with a unique mix of defensive skills. 

He has a wingspan of 7’7″ and a reach of 9’7½”.

He is a versatile shooter with fluid ball handling. With those strengths, Bol has maintained an average of 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game. 

Since the 2019 NBA Draft, Bol Bol has yet to set his mark and obtain his series of feats. To date, he has claimed the 2018 McDonald’s All-American. 

2022-2023 37 12.0 7.1 0.9
Career Stat 90 6.5 3.6 0.6

Bol Bol And Tacko Fall

As most people compare these two giant NBA players, they both have their own best features and skills. However, let’s take a quick dive into them.

First and foremost, they are both young NBA legends. As we all know, Bol is 2.18 m tall with a wingspan of 7’7″ and a reach of 9’7½”, while Tacko Fall is 2.29 m with an 8’4″ wingspan and a standing reach of 10’2″.

Bol Bol | Net Worth & Income

Bol has made a successful career and has accumulated impressive wealth from his basketball career. As of 2024, Bol’s net worth is around $1 million

The Orlando Magic power forward earns a base salary of $2.2m while carrying a dead cap value of $2.2m in 2022. 

Moreover, he signed a two-year contract worth $4.21m with the Denver Nuggets in 2019, including $ 4,219,392 as guaranteed money and an annual average salary of $2,109,696.

Posing For Gram Picture
Manute’s Son, Bol Bol, Posing For Gram Picture (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, in the 2020-2021 season, he earned a base salary of $2,058,240, carrying a cap hit of $2,058,240 and a dead cap value of $2,048,780.

Since Bol has made it to the biggest basketball league, we can expect his net worth to increase in the coming years.

Shoe And 2019 NBA Draft Suit

Most people wonder what shoe and which size Bol Bol dons. He wears Nike Kobe 5 Protro shoes on the court to clear everyone’s doubt.

In the 2019 NBA Draft, Bol had everyone mesmerized with his style and skill as he showed up with a whopping $100k suit.

To elaborate, he had donned a black suit with a massive spiderweb that wrapped itself around the tall prospect’s left shoulder.

As a match-up, the same spider web was in his right leg as a smaller version. Additionally, he accessorized his get-up from a collection by Atlanta rapper Young Thug with dazzling diamond earrings.

Bol Bol | Personal Life 

So who is NBA star Bol Bol dating currently? After digging deep, we’ve come up with the answer to this question.

Bol Bol is currently dating an Instagrammer and basketball player Mulan Hernandez.

In 2021, Mulan accused Bol of cheating on her Instagram live session. She shared the breaking news while she was mourning her brother’s death. 

With His Girlfriend Mulan Hernandez
The Orlando Power Forward Bol Bol With His Girlfriend Mulan Hernandez (Source: My News GH)

She said, “I am tired of sitting here and acting like he’s this perfect person when he’s done nothing but gets caught cheating on me- this is the seventh and eighth time he’s cheated on me.”

Furthermore, she said this wasn’t Bol’s first time cheating on her. She accused him of using his NBA career to excuse why he couldn’t possibly be cheating on her. 

Bol Bol | Social Media Presence

The Orlando Magic power forward is a social media celebrity as well. Bol has accumulated millions of followers on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. 

Instagram: 1m followers


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A post shared by Böl (@bolbol)

Twitter: 92.9k followers 


Bol is a naturally funny guy who is straightforward with intriguing features and has only one tattoo. 

Since he is a huge Spongebob Squarepants fan, he has inked his right leg with a “loser” Squidward tattoo from the show’s season 1, episode 1.

Additionally, he wanted to imprint that scene because it was his favorite moment and not because Squidward was his favorite character.

Bol Bol | Popularity

The Sudanese-American professional basketball player is well-known for his basketball games. 

Sudanese-American Professional Basketball Player
Sudanese-American Professional Basketball Player (Source: Google Trend)

The graph shows his search trend over 12 months. 

Bol Bol | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Bol Bol’s dad?

Manute Bol is Bol’s father, who was an American professional basketball player and political activist.

What happened to his foot?

The NBA player suffered from an ankle injury, leading to an eventual stress fracture in his foot while playing during one of his games at Oregon State.

What is the jersey number of Bol Bol?

He features in jersey number 10 for the Orlando Magic. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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